Born in the 1980s for the armed forces, the Colt is Breitling's most accessible collection and is available in a range of models with mechanical movements as well as with quartz.
Breitling is now presenting a newly revamped Colt line which streamlines the watch design while maintaining all the identity assets of this successful model.
The only model housing a mechanical movement in the collection is the Colt Automatic which is powered by the self-winding Calibre 17, certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour.
Equipped with a large screw-locked crown with protective reinforcements, the Colt Automatic 2014 is water resistant to 200 metres (660 ft), a surprising step back compared to its predecessor which was water resistant to 500 metres (1650 ft).
The black, blue or silver dials, enriched by a fine circular raised motif, offer excellent readability thanks to oversized hands and hour-markers, accentuated by a luminescent coating.
The Breitling Colt Automatic (ref. A1738811|BD44|173A) can be matched to a satin-brushed steel bracelet or to a rubber or leather strap.
The 2014 Colt collection includes three models powered by SuperQuartz movements: the three-counter Colt Chronograph, the Colt Quartz and the 33 mm Colt Lady. According to Breitling, SuperQuartz movements are ten times more accurate than standard quartz movements thanks to a thermo-compensation technology which uses temperature sensors to compensate for the temperature variations affecting the speed of quartz crystal vibrations.